Roper Hospice

Hospice is an important part of Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s commitment to providing a seamless continuum of care for our patients, and that includes those facing a terminal illness for whom curative treatment is no longer an option.

Choosing hospice care is a decision to be made by a patient and their loved ones at a doctor’s recommendation. When a patient receives hospice services it does not mean the team has “given up,” but rather has switched gears to provide active, integrated medical care centered on symptom management and increasing comfort and quality of life. Roper Hospice in Charleston, SC provides you and your loved ones with physical, emotional and spiritual comfort in your home.

hospice nurse holding patient hand

Understanding hospice care

What is hospice?

Hospice is a concept of care with the goal of symptom and pain management and providing comfort and support when a patient is faced with terminal illness. Hospice care helps maintains dignity and provides support throughout a challenging time. Most importantly, hospice care can enrich the final weeks, days and moments, and offer patients and families enhanced quality of life in the face of end-stage disease.

Who is hospice for?

Hospice is for anyone with an end-stage illness, which can include cancer patients, those with ALS or Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, AIDS, heart failure, kidney disease, stroke and other illnesses. The hospice eligibility criteria under Medicare is “a life-limiting illness with a prognosis of six months or less if the disease runs its normal course.” Our staff at Roper Hospice will be glad to assist you with determining the best option for you or your loved one as well as verify your eligibility and insurance coverage.

Hospice Care at Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Roper Hospice provides in-home care and services for patients and families in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties.

Common diagnoses for patients who maybe be eligible for hospice care include:

  • AIDS
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Liver Disease (end stage)
  • Parkinson’s Disease (end stage)
  • Pulmonary Disease (end stage)
  • Renal Disease (end stage)
  • Trauma/Head Injury
  • Other Life-Limiting Illnesses

Roper Hospice team & philosophy

Our team

Our team at Roper Hospice in Charleston, SC is here to ensure that you and your loved ones are actively involved in the care planning process. We are here to assist you in meeting your healthcare needs wherever “home” is.

Our interdisciplinary team includes:

  • Doctors
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Social Workers
  • Spiritual Counselors
  • Bereavement Counselors
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists
  • Hospice Aides
  • Volunteers

Our philosophy

We believe that by exemplifying our mission of healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence, we will provide you and your loved ones physical, emotional and spiritual comfort.

Contact us:

We know you may have a lot of uncertainties during this time. We are here to answer any of your questions and provide additional information.

Roper Hospice
8536 Palmetto Commerce Parkway, Suite 207B
Ladson, SC 29456
(843) 402-7000

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